The Quint’s 2020 Wrap You Need to See: 12 Months in Under 12 Mins
Meet the reporters who, throughout the year 2020, brought you stories that matter.
Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam
There are several reasons why 2020 will be remembered. The year started with ongoing countrywide protests against CAA & NRC, then February came with Delhi riots and the COVID-19 scare officially arrived in March.
Who would have thought that a time would come when every journalist on the planet would be covering the same story!
With an all-consuming focus, COVID-19 became the story that received round-the-clock, vital coverage.
Because news doesn’t stop, reporters at The Quint quickly adapted to the ‘new normal’ and produced essential coverage, and designed and delivered it in new ways.
People’s need for factual information has never been greater, and journalists had to make significant changes in how they operate.
The virus, the lockdown that came with it and the safety concerns made it difficult to do the job of a journalist. But, realising the need and responsibility, our reporters went on the ground, believing that safety concerns are not as big as the duty to report about those in distress, and knowing that they are the eyes and ears of the public.
Despite working remotely, The Quint produced ground-breaking stories year long, from information on COVID-19, reality checks and fact-checks from hospitals to the large-scale migrant exodus and stories of labour crisis from across the country, devastating cyclone Amphan in West Bengal to cyclone Nivar in Tamil Nadu, communal clashes, crackdown and arrests of activists, we brought it all to you.
Reporting truth and challenging power has never been more difficult. With rampant disinformation at a time of the worldwide pandemic, doing stories with the correct information can be the difference between life and death.
If you follow The Quint, you will know, that in a single day, we are churning out a variety of content-rich stories. We are busting fake news, putting out reports from citizen journalists, publishing short documentaries and much more.
Behind all this content that you see on our website lies a lot of effort – studio shoots, field reporting and endless hours on the edit table.
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